For me, the antibiotics were for an infected root on a tooth. I had a root canal and the endodontist prescribed the antibiotic. Within days my tooth felt much better. The flare followed about a week or so later.
Weird swap, huh?
If I ever get a prescription for antibiotics again, I plan on calling my GI right away. In fact next time I go in to see him, I'll try to remember to discuss this with him so we can have a game plan in place beforehand.
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis